Jimmy Ray Turner Sr.

Jimmy Ray Turner Sr. passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the age of 70. He was a native of Jackson County, born in Cottondale on November 20, 1948 to the late Henry D. and Flossie Virginia Meadows Turner. Jimmy was a veteran of the United States Navy serving his country in the Vietnam War.

He enjoyed his profession as a semi truck driver. Jimmy was also an avid outdoorsman that loved to fish and hunt. His greatest accomplishment and love was being a father and grandpa.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and one brother , Henry D. Turner Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Pat Turner of Marianna; son, Jimmy Ray Turner Jr. and wife Linda of Grand Ridge; siblings, James Turner and wife Gloria of Panama City, Margaret McGinty and husband Reggie of Alford, Mary Kimbro and husband Kevin of Cottondale, Kathy Mowers of Cottondale, Gracie Miles and husband Rick of Cottondale. Jimmy is also survived by one grandson, Tripp Turner and a host of other family members.

Funeral Services for Jimmy will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 23, 2018 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Lavon Pettis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilgrim Rest Church Cemetery in Cottondale with military honors. A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

In lieu of flowers the famly has asked donations be made to the Shaddai Shriners (P.O. Box 16115 Panama City, FL 32405)

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted on line at



William Hamilton

William Hamilton of Grand Ridge, Florida passed away on Friday January 18, 2019 after reaching the age of 87 years old.  After months of failing health, he died peacefully within his home in Grand Ridge with his Beloved wife Dorothy by his side. 

William was born December 24, 1931 in Grand Ridge and grew up there as one of four children. He was predeceased in death by his father Aldon Hamilton, mother Willie (Hatcher) Hamilton, brothers Grover Hamilton and Paul Hamilton.

William is survived by his wife Dorothy of 63 years, son Walter (Judy) Hamilton, daughter Angela (Robert) Jackson, two grandchildren Janna and Travis Hamilton and two great grandchildren Bryant and Tyler Hamilton. One brother Donald (Jearldene) Hamilton, and many nieces, nephews and extended family. William was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

William loved carpentery and worked 16 years self-employed and later retired 23 years as a Vocational Instructor with the State of Florida.  He worked the remainder of his years doing what he loved which was farming. He loved to watch crops grow and sell produce to many returning customers each year.

A special thank you to the Covenant Hospice, Jackson County Hospital and Dr. Robin Albritton and staff for their loving care and support.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Juno Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in the Carpenter Cemetery in Grand Ridge. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 11:00 am.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted on line at


Paulina Martinez Schwartz

Paulina Martinez Schwartz age 75 of Marianna passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in the Donald E. Price Activity Center (4792 Hwy 90, Marianna, Fl. 32446) with Pastor Lavon Pettis officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Celebrate Recovery (4792 Hwy 90, Marianna, Fl. 32446).

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at

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